Subject: Re: HELP!
Posted by Ariana on February 24, 1998 at 08:26:25:
In Reply to: Re: HELP! posted by Terry on November 03, 1997 at 12:17:48:
: : I just got a sugarglider about 2 days ago and i thank something is wrong.He just hangs on the bars of the cage and doesn`t move.Can someone help me.
: : THANKS
: My male does this a whole lot; especially after he wakes. I have seen the same traits in his female offspring. I have put her on my keyboard and typed for over an hour while she sat there watching or daydreaming or whatever...
: Dont worry about it. If you ask me, it is a nice trait to have. Might allow them to be handled and taken from the cage for extended periods. I am used to my animals being crazy and wanting ot leap onto everything and run around. Nice to have a quiet one for a change that you can actually take somewhere and have fun with.
: Have you included a hamster wheel in their cage? Go get an extra large metal one and hang it very high in the cage. My gliders typically do not like being on or near the floor of the cage for any period of time.
I have been told that the typical hamster wheel is VERY dangerous for gliders. As their tails can get caught up in the 'spokes' and can get torn off or damaged. I know that doesn't paint a pretty picture and I am sure that you don't want your glider hurt. Try using a gerbil ball and let your glider run about a room (supervision is still a must). That is what I use for mine and he loves it.